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Old 10-02-2012, 05:04 AM   #1
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I have been looking around online for some new grips for my kimber tactical pro II. I have looked at a website for vz grips ( I think that is the brand name). My question to everyone is where do you buy your grips from? I would like to find some that are practical yet unique at the same time.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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I have purchased a couple of pairs from VZ Grips. Good composite grips but I really prefer wood, so buy most of mine from Sarge (The Finer Grain dot com). Esmerelda makes great ones too. So does Adam Brown (Browns Grips dot com). I have purchased from all but I prefer the "fit" of Sarge's grips.

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I like Hogue wrap arounds, but I have fairly large hands.

We have some members here on FTF that make very nice grips. Olympus makes some very nice grips.

I found a retired guy near me that makes grips and peddles them at gun shows and such.

Look through the last few pages of this thread:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/how-about-nice-grips-thread-10387/

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You need to check out sarges grips. You can find him online and on you tube. Ryan is a pleasure to do business with, and I wouldn't hesitate to order from him again.

I put African black wood slim model grips with sarges daily carry pattern and live them.

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I like Hogue wrap arounds, but I have fairly large hands.

We have some members here on FTF that make very nice grips. Olympus makes some very nice grips.

I found a retired guy near me that makes grips and peddles them at gun shows and such.

Look through the last few pages of this thread:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/how-about-nice-grips-thread-10387/
Hey just an FYI....
Olympus that you speak of is the same Adam Brown that I speak of (and the website is 'Browns custom grips dot com').
You are right - he makes beautiful grips
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Thank you for all of your feedback. I will start doing my research on the sites you have suggested today. I would be happy to spend my money with a fellow FTF member.

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I'm a cheapskatye and so use the Hogue synthetic checkered grip panels for around $15. They come in a varity of colors including Zombie Green which I have on my Colt Zombie slayer. They are functional and durable.

The money I save on grips I spend on ammo which allows more practice. Practice is better than "pretty" grips

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Thanks to everyone for the recommendations.

I will be the first to admit that my grips may not be for everyone. I've been making grips for 5 years now and I'm right at 800 sets sold. My grips started out at $30, but as I progressed I started focusing more on finding those extra special pieces of wood. Making grips isn't difficult, so I had to find a way to set myself apart. Extremely high quality and unique pieces of wood is where I found my niche. Unfortunately, like rifle stocks, the higher the grade of wood the more expensive it gets.

But for 1911 grips, you can surely find something that fits your budget however big or small it is.

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